Simple Present Tense

Regular Verbs Present Tense

The simple present tense uses the same verb form as the root form of the verb. We use the simple present tense in the following conditions:
  • To show a fact or something that is always true
  • For activities that we do daily -regularly or habitually
  • To express thoughts, feelings, opinions, and beliefs
  • For a planned action or an event that will happen in the future
  • We use this tense with a few adverbs to indicate something that happens rarely
  • We use it in news, reported speech such as in sports commentaries, a narration of books and stories, etc
  • For schedules, plans, and programmes To give instructions

Formulating a Simple Present Tense

When the singular form of the subject or a singular pronoun is used, the verb is used in the simple present tense by adding a ‘-s’ to it. For example,
  • This person goes to the library often.
  • When does the flight to Seychelles depart from Mumbai airport?
  • I always wake up at 6 am.
  • We agree with most of your plan.
  • like chocolates.

Affirmative

Ieat.
Heeats.
She
It
Youeat.
We
They

Negative

Ido noteat.
Hedoes not
She
It
Youdo not
We
They

Interrogative

DoIeat?
Doeshe
she
it
Doyou
we
they

Regular Verbs Present Tense Contractions

Affirmative

Ieat.
Heeats.
She
It
Youeat.
We
They

Negative

Idon'teat.
Hedoesn't
She
It
Youdon't
We
They

Interrogative

DoIeat?
Doeshe
she
it
Doyou
we
they

The Verb 'To Be' Present Tense

We can use the present simple of the verb to be to talk about situations and states in the present.

Affirmative

Iamcold.
Heis
She
It
Youare
We
They

Negative

Iam notcold.
Heis not
She
It
Youare not
We
They

Interrogative

AmIcold?
Ishe
she
it
Areyou
we
they

Present Tense Be Verb Contractions

Affirmative

I'mcold.
He's
She's
It's
You're
We're
They're

Negative

I'm notcold.
He's not / He isn't
She's not / She isn't
It's not / It isn't
You're not / You aren't
We're not / We aren't
They're not / They aren't

Interrogative

AmIcold?
Ishe
she
it
Areyou
we
they

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